Russia Blames Israel for the Shooting Down of Her EW Aircraft
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Russia Blames Israel for the Shooting Down of Her EW Aircraft

It is pretty clear what took place yesterday night. Even if you don’t read Russian, the following chart released by the Russian Ministry of Defense says it all: Basically, 4 Israeli aircraft were sent on a bombing mission against targets near the Russian facilities in Khmeimim and Tartus (which, by itself, is both stupid and…

The Russian-“Israeli” “Crisis”: Climb-Down in Progress?
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The Russian-“Israeli” “Crisis”: Climb-Down in Progress?

Two of the latest developments suggest that Russia and “Israel” are backing away from the “crisis” that some in Alt-Media eagerly hoped would transpire between them as a result of yesterday’s tragic occurrence. The purpose of this brief observation is to update the reader on what the author wrote in his two pieces from earlier…

Setting up the Russian Il-20 to Be Shot Down Is a Win-Win for Israel
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Setting up the Russian Il-20 to Be Shot Down Is a Win-Win for Israel

It’s technically possible the Russian Il-20 surveillance plane was downed only as a result of stupidity and incompetence on the Israeli and Syrian side, and without a devious Israeli plan to set it up. Militaries almost always are among the stupidest and incompetent of all government bureaucracies so it’s in the realm of possibility. Nonetheless, the fact that Israel…

Pakistan and Iran are Strengthening the Centre-oriented Trends in the Region
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Pakistan and Iran are Strengthening the Centre-oriented Trends in the Region

The Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Islamabad in late August 2018 was the first meeting conducted by the new Pakistani leadership headed by the Prime Minister Imran Khan and high-ranking foreign guests. The agreements reached confirmed the trend towards consolidating the forces in the region. The ad hoc nature of…

US-Indian Relations: Trump Gets a Unique Partner for America First
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US-Indian Relations: Trump Gets a Unique Partner for America First

The inaugural meeting of the foreign and defence ministers of India and the United States in a new “2+2” format on September 6 in New Delhi assumed added significance as an attempt by the Trump administration to translate its Indo-Pacific vision outlined in the National Security Strategy (NSS) of last December. The NSS had explicitly…